Bishops Crown Chilli
Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum 'Bishops Crown'
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Bishops crown chilli is grown for the edible fruit it produces that resembles a Catholic Bishop's Crown or flying saucer like. The heat of the chilli is classified as medium. It is popular in the culinary world because it is not as strong as most chilli peppers making it acceptable to more consumers - it is still potent though!
Harvest fruit once they have matured and turned red. Often in short summers, it is only the second season!
Sow seeds in spring, fruit matures about 90-100 days after germination.
Will grow in containers, but increase the watering and make sure the pot drains well.
Rotate with alternative crops like rootcrops, cabbage familly, legumes like peas and light feeders like salads.
America, South America, Peru and across the Andean region
Soil PH preference
Eating the fruit stimulates the circulatory system, and it is a gastrointestinal detoxifier.
Fruit is edible, the body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild, use fresh or dried as a vegetable, raw, cooked or stuffed.
Susceptible to aphids, mites and fungus.